Versatile musicians Bob Shields and Adam Fielding joined us on Art Waves to help launch their new CD, A Road Forgotten. (Their partner, Clark Johnston, was unable to join them.) How can you play a song that follows two different beats at once? Listen, learn and luxuriate to this beautiful, original music, and to two of the three people behind it. Topics: rhythm, jazz, songwriting, instrumental music
Imagine a scene edited from Gladiator in which throngs of pelt-wearing warriors shout across the open sea: Tor! Tor! Tor! Tor! Such a thing is completely believable after a conversation with artist and singer/song-writer Tor Lukasic Foss. As Tiny Bill Cody, Tor blends intellectual angst with the musical brilliance that won him the Male Entertainer of the Year Award at the 2009 Hamilton Music Awards. But he is equally lauded as a visual artist. His energy, his humility and his talent filled the... Topics: angst, song-writing, live music, lyrics
Singer Carol Shields and musician Bob Shields happen to be husband and wife as well as musical artists. They agreed to prepare their favourite love songs to share with our listeners in honour of Valentine's Day. As you might imagine, it was a magical hour. Topics: love songs, jazz standards, songwriting, guitar accompaniment, Valentine's Day
For decades, Steve Fuller has been delighting crowds at festivals, dances and peace walks with his beautiful fiddling. Art Waves invited him to come and play for us on the radio, and tell us how he filled his treasure chest of songs, both traditional and contemporary. Tune in! You might just find yourself tuning up as well--or dancing--to Steve's beautiful playing. Topics: fiddling, traditional music, song-writing, violin vs fiddle, violin restoration
Brought up in the legendary Washington family of singers and musicians, Harrison Kennedy is as fine a bluesman as you are ever going to hear. Indeed when he stopped by the Art Waves studio, he was fresh from bowling them over at the Memphis Blues Challenge. Tune in to hear why Harrison Kennedy has a right to sing the blues, and why doing so gives him--and his lucky audiences--so much joy. Topics: blues, songwriting, Lady Day, the Washington family, Jackie Washington, Duke Ellington, Sonny Terry...